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Missing Workout Logs….Oops!

If I have any loyal blog followers out there, I’m sure you have noticed that my workout logs have been a little sparse the last month or so. Don’t worry, I didn’t stop working out! I just stopped writing them down, which is not so good for keeping track of my progress. What have I been doing the last few weeks?

Bodypump class – I’ve gone about 4 times in the last two weeks. It is a great way to get a total body weight workout and I’m always sore from it!

Running/walking – I have been running on the Riverwalk on the weekend mornings and I even ran on the treadmill last week with a friend. We had a great time running and chatting. I even ran during my lunch hour yesterday! I also have been walking some during my runs just because I want to be outside for longer in the mornings. I like walking during my lunch hour because I can get a little tan and a little exercise and not be too sweaty before going back to my desk.

Ab exercises – After my treadmill run, I did a few select ab exercises and they were good ones because my midsection was sore for three days after!

Rowing machine – I have rarely used the rowing machine in the past, but last Friday night I rowed 4000m for a light workout.

Bike riding – Ben and I have taken the bikes out a couple times in the last few weeks for short rides down to the local food truck park and home. You can’t beat exercise before and after gourmet food!

I didn’t have any pictures to liven up this post, so I hope you enjoy the various colors of text. What workouts have you been enjoying lately?


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Endurance Saturday

Endurance Saturday

This post might have been more appropriately titled Endurance Week or possibly Endurance MONTH! I feel like life has been non-stop for quite a while and I’m just trying to catch up all over the place.

Anyway, this week was testing my emotional and mental endurance with changes at work. Our company went under new ownership in February, new software version in May and now we are moving to a completely new software system. To say the least, it has been challenging in both good and bad ways. I worked a marathon day on Thursday from 8am to 7pm, due to some technological problems.

After the long workweek, I decided to do a little house cleaning last night and then headed over to the gym. I rowed 4000m in 30 minutes and then did about 20 minutes of ab and glute exercises. It wasn’t an especially strenuous workout, but much-needed activity to bust some stress. Ben was working on his paper, so I didn’t feel bad that I was at the gym on a Friday night. It was quite nice because there were only a handful of people and it felt like I had the whole place to myself.

I am not sure if it was complete deliriousness, or what, but this morning I woke up and decided that I would run to the gym and go to bodypump class. In reality, it is not that far, only 4 miles but the problem is getting home! I took some water with me and stopped at Central Market for a Banana Bread LARA bar and a GU, only they didn’t have GU so I tried the PowerBar brand of energy gels in strawberry flavor. It was not too bad and had a thinner consistency than GU so it was easier to swallow while running. Normally I wouldn’t have GU unless I was running over 6 or 7 miles, but for some reason I was pretty tired by mile 2, which was at Central Market.

The rest of my run went smoothly and I got to the gym about 10 minutes before class started. I ate my LARA bar, drank some water and tried to mentally prepare myself for a tough weightlifting class. As I was running I realized that this kind of combo activity was going to push my limits and I had to keep motivating myself that I would make it through. I had to rest a little during a couple sets in bodypump, but for the most part it was a good class. I ended the day with about 20 minutes of painful much needed foam rolling.


I grabbed a banana from the gas station while I was walking home. Luckily Ben woke up and could come pick me up, because I was pretty tired and walking 4 miles home might have been a little much. Or I would have slept for the rest of the day. As if I had not done enough this morning, when I got home I decided to finish a little housework, then shower and make breakfast lunch, since I ate it at 12:45pm. I made a combo bowl of oatmeal/no-oats oatmeal with two eggs, 1/3 cup of quick oats, chia and flax seed, almond milk, cinnamon, and some water. It turned out pretty good, and of course I was hungry, so just about anything would have tasted good!


I’m trying to relax for the rest of the day but I do have a few errands to run. Boring things like getting toothpaste and taking books back to the library to avoid fees. And then tonight Ben and I are going to see the new Batman movie (prayers for Aurora!!!) with friends from law school. I had absolutely no interest in going to see the movie, but there is really no reason I can’t go. Plus we are going to the Alamo Drafthouse (dinner during the movie) and we are hanging out with friends we don’t get to see enough…so I definitely needed to go!

Last but not least, I picked this big box up from Fed-Ex today….any guesses on what it is? I’ll write another post to tell you what it is as long as you post your guesses. Have a great Saturday!



Posted by on July 21, 2012 in Running


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Workouts 1/14 – 1/20

This week started off well for workouts but then work got in the way and I was too tired to do ANYTHING! On Tuesday I left work in time to make it to bodypump, but decided I needed to rest for the week instead of making myself more tired. Sometimes I wonder if I’m too protective of getting tired and I rest too much. Well, it didn’t matter because I worked 10 hours a day for the next three days. Since I stand up all day at work, that counts for a little bit of a workout, right?

Saturday, January 14 –
PM: 5 minute walk
4.9 mile run in 46 min
10 min walk cool down
10 min foam roll
5 min yoga/stretch

Sunday, January 15 –
AM: 10 min walk
PM: 15 min stationary bike
60 min bodypump (instructor told us there were over 800 reps in the class!)

Monday, January 16 –
PM: Long Slow Run practice:
3 min walk warm up
4 miles in 46 minutes
5 min walk cool down
10 min foam roll,
5 min yoga

Tuesday, January 17th –
Noon: 25 minute walk

Wednesday, January 18th –
Noon: 25 minute walk

Thursday, January 19th – REST

Friday, January 20th – REST

Total Miles 8.9


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Workouts 12/18 – 12/23

This is another week of split workouts, Sunday and Monday are in Minnesota and the rest of the week is in San Antonio. It was a little chilly Sunday morning for the track workout but Danica and her sister, who is a very fast runner, were good motivators and we ran a lot farther than I would have run on my own.  I had planned to take my mom & aunt to Zumba at the local YMCA because it is such a fun class, but they were both busy and as it turned out, that was fine because the instructor was injured and couldn’t teach the class. Danica and I lifted some weights instead.

Sunday, December 18 –
AM: Track workout
1 m run to the track
.75 m jog/walk
8 x 200m sprint, 200m rest (:49, :45, :47, :48, :46, :48, :49, :44)
1 m run

.25 walk
1 m run
1.25 walk/run home 

Monday, December 19 –
AM: 3 x 20 walking lunges
3 x 20 squats on fit ball against wall
3 x 20 calf raisers
3 x 20 abs
*pushups, 3×12 reps
Weights – body pump style
*bench press on fit ball, 5lb dumbells,3 x 16 reps
*tricep extension on fit ball, 5lb dumbells, 3 x 16 reps
*tricep press on fit ball, 5lb dumbells, 3 x 16 reps
*bent shoulder fly on fit ball, 5lb dumbells, 3 x 16 reps
*shoulder press on fit ball, 5lb dumbells,  3 x 16 reps
*bicep curls, 8lb dumbells, 3×12 reps
*bent row, 8lb dumbells, 3×10 reps

Tuesday, December 20 –
AM: 1 hr airport walking

Wednesday, December 21 – REST

Thursday, December 22 –
Noon: 40 min walk

Friday, December 23 –
PM: 30 minutes elliptical,
5 min walk cool down
45 min weights – bodypump style
*3×20 walking lunges
*pushups, 3×12 reps
*bench press on fit ball, 12.5lb bar, 4 x 16 reps
*tricep extension on fit ball, 12.5lb bar, 4x 16 reps
*tricep press on fit ball, 12.5lb bar, 4×16 reps
*bent shoulder fly on fit ball, 5lbx 4×16 reps
*shoulder press on fit ball, 5lbs, 4x 16 reps
*bicep curls, 12.5lb bar, 4×16 reps
*bent row, 12.5lb bar, 4x16reps
* abs, 3×20 reps
5 min stretch


Posted by on December 24, 2011 in Running, Work Out Logs


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